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How to start preparing for your year-end tax planning
Smart Business NetworkNovember 1, 2011

The end of the year is fast approaching — which means it's time to start thinking about year-end tax planning, both for your business and personal accounts. Planning early will help ensure maximum benefits. “Many items within tax planning are time ...more »

A Patent for Software
IPWatchdog.comNovember 1, 2011

The “uniqueness” requirement mentioned is similar to the requirements for all inventions to be patented and is grounded into the patent laws by the novelty and non-obviousness requirements. The “tied to a machine” requirement comes to us thanks to the ...more »

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Business Audit Defence
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Cuyahoga County lays off 33 employees, many of them holdovers from the office ...
Plain DealerNovember 2, 2011

A state audit last year found that Russo's office was overstaffed and overpaid, that he had no hiring process and no formal plan for establishing salaries. Among the senior clerks laid off on Wednesday, salaries ranged from $21000 to $49000. ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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FORMER FBI AGENT CONVICTED IN MANHATTAN FEDERAL COURT OF MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS
LawfuelNovember 1, 2011

In December 2009, when BUSBY's supervisor learned that confidential FBI and IRS reports had been disclosed to the Confidential Source's attorney, his supervisor confronted him. BUSBY denied having intentionally given any reports to the defense attorney...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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10-Q: MB FINANCIAL INC /MD
Middle East North Africa Financial NetworkNovember 1, 2011

As of September 30, 2011, the Company had $6 thousand of accrued interest related to tax reserves. The application of income tax law is inherently complex. Laws and regulations in this area are voluminous and are often ambiguous. ...more »

Property Taxes
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Tax Rules Allow an Array of Givers to Be More Generous
New York TimesNovember 1, 2011

IF you, like most charitably inclined people, wish you could afford to give more, the good news is that you probably can, simply by taking advantage of the tax code's provisions that effectively make Uncle Sam your partner in giving. ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Simon sues Indiana to force sales tax collections from Amazon.com
Indianapolis StarNovember 4, 2011

Simon says it has repeatedly asked the state to collect sales tax from Amazon. "Amazon.com is required by Indiana law to collect and remit sales and use taxes to the state for sales made over the Internet, but has consistently refused to do so even ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Fact Check: Perry's dubious tax promise
USA TodayNovember 1, 2011

And compared with "current law," under which all the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts would expire, the loss in revenue would be close to $1 trillion in 2015, a reduction of 27 percent in projected revenue. TPC assumes that the existing tax law remains ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Public prosecutor to move on tax evasion
KathimeriniNovember 7, 2011

It took several requests but the Finance Ministry has finally given Grigoris Peponis, the public prosecutor responsible for investigating economic matters, a list of Greece's biggest tax evaders, which could soon lead to legal action being launched ...more »

International Taxation
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Law tax proposal drops plan for pay raises
Springfield News-LeaderNovember 5, 2011

A controversial part of the plan for a law enforcement sales tax is now off the table. A proposed 3 percent salary adjustment to Greene County Sheriff's staff has been cut from the tax plan. The announcement was first formally made to county employees ...more »

Tax Planning
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Senior Care Resource Group of WI
Greenfield West Allis NowNovember 2, 2011

This seminar will cover: An Overview of the Economy and its impact on Investments and the Interest Rate Environment, as well as a detail review of 2011 Federal and Wisconsin Tax Law changes, Expiring Tax Provisions, and tips on how to plan for 2012. ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Services Inc. Staffing Introduces Payroll Services for all Businesses
Sacramento BeeNovember 9, 2011

One area that often shutters a business or sets it backwards, is non-compliance with the ever-changing IRS standards. "Too many businesses fail because of simple errors or delinquent payments to the IRS," says Mike Caudill, VP of SIS. ...more »

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